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October 2014 issue

Planners play critical role in creating sustainable communities


The secret life of a rainforest snail

Dr Jonathan Parkyn holding a Mitchell's Rainforest Snail with a tranmission device attached to its shell.

International student barometer

O Week at Lismore Campus

Southern Cross University and Huawei announce ‘Smart Campus’ partnership


China tour opens eyes and inspires


Craig Stone wasn’t sure what he’d got himself into when he agreed to take 10 Southern Cross University business students on a whirlwind tour of China. But just a month after returning from the trip he’s already planning the next. From October 7-19 Mr Stone, SCU’s Engagements and Events Officer, and Mary Cullen of SCU […]

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MediaDrive set to showcase journalism students’ work online

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Students at Southern Cross University can now produce and publish content within a professional online environment, with the launch of MediaDrive this month. MediaDrive is a website for students in the Bachelor of Media and other degrees to create journalism across all media forms – text, video, audio and photographs. It provides emerging journalists, writers […]

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World bird expert leads National Marine Science Centre

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Professor Les Christidis is a man of contrasts. He is the director of Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre, but can’t swim and doesn’t like sand.  He is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian birds, but by his own admission is not an avid bird-watcher. “I wanted to be a zoologist from […]

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Student’s designs to help put Kyogle’s mountain bike trails on the map

Blair Cochran enjoying the great outdoors on his mountain bike.

Environmental science student Blair Cochran has landed his dream internship: designing a mountain bike trail network around Kyogle in northern New South Wales. During his internship, which started this month, Blair will develop a concept plan for a series of mountain bike tracks that will crisscross crown land and state forest adjoining Kyogle and the […]

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Osteopathy treats Alana well


Twelve months after finishing her study, Alana Gordon opened an osteopathic clinic in Young, a rural town in southern NSW that thrives on stone fruit orchards, cattle and sheep. But it was patients that came flocking. “After five months of opening Young Osteopathy I had more patients than spaces with no advertising beside a sign […]

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Postcard to home: Chhonghout Chang

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Chhonghout Chang, known as Chris, is a 24-year-old from Cambodia. He is newly arrived at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus where he’s enrolled in an English learning program through SCU College. His goal is to do a business degree, majoring in accounting. After I complete the 15 weeks’ English course I plan to study a […]

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Meet the Staff: Dr Symon Dworjanyn


Name? Symon Dworjanyn What is your job? I am senior lecturer and researcher at the National Marine Science Centre at Coffs Harbour. What’s the best thing about your job? I think I am very privileged to get to teach students and have the intellectual challenge of conducting research. I teach marine ecology and aquaculture and […]

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